APG 120 – Holding, Weather Tools, and Dog Poop
Did you hear about the flight that had to divert because of dog poop? Yeah. That really stinks.
A Lufthansa A380 nearly ran out of fuel after an ocean crossing from Germany, due to very nasty weather in South Florida a couple of weeks ago. Reminds me of an experience I had that was very similar a few years ago.
Welcome to Tampa International, Japan Air Dreamliner! Oops. I guess the firetruck spraying the jet got a little too close.
Other news discussed: The Gulfstream IV crash at Hanscom Field, killing seven. A regional jet pilot allegedly smuggled 250 grams of cocaine into the US from Colombia, consisting of 62 “pellets” that he swallowed. Great plan… until one or more of the homemade pellet containers he fashioned from the fingers of rubber gloves failed, causing a visit to the local emergency room. Brilliant!
Captain Jeff’s favorite weather iOS apps and web sites
Aviation Weather Center – Convection Page
Weather Underground’s WunderMap (mobile version, which I use with desktop, too)
WU’s Map of U.S. NEXRAD and TDWR Radar Stations
MyRadar iOS app (also available for Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8)
FlightAware app (available for multiple platforms)
Feedback in this episode:
Low-Time Larry – Near Miss Analysis
Ron – Crash axe
Michael from Tampa – Does Capt. Jeff use a PC flight simulator?
Aditya Khurana – Question on enroute holding
Mark – US Air divert due to navigation system failure
Ellis – Just a question regarding aviation carrers
Sangwoo – South Korea
Randall – Automation and Military Pilots
Frik – Gasses on planes making a comeback?
Sean in Sweden – Wx Forecasting Tool
Mathias – Popping Ears?
John – FedEx Flight 705
FedEx Flight 705 – Fight For Your Life
Alan – MD Series Questions
Kevin – Using thoughts to control airplanes — ScienceDaily
Tim – Fokker F-100 Gear up landing
Arun – TCAS Question
Sport Pilot Dave – Supporting GA
Rep. Todd Rokita’s recent op-ed piece
Christopher – Landing Currency
Jack – Maddog Steep Climb
James – Is an aircraft able to take off without flaps?
Frik – The Irish are taking a beer break
Manual handling skills – could we have some please?
ACCIDENT Airbus A320-214, EI-CVA London Flight Information Region 7 September 2012
Georg – Dimmers on the MD80
Cockpit Chronicles: Why I’ve fallen for the MD-80
Alex – Nacelles
Joe – Beginner Pilot Advice
Fernando – “Thank you!”
Christopher Sims (blind aviation enthusiast, from Australia)
Carl – Static on LiveATC Audio
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